French PM Edouard Philippe Defends Spending 350,000 Euros On Chartered Flight

French PM Defends Spending 350,000 Euros On Chartered Flight:

Apparently, the chartered flights scandal that enmeshed four Trump cabinet secretaries – eventually leading to the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price – has spread to Paris.

As France 24 reports, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has become entangled in a controversy over his use of a chartered flight to travel from Tokyo to Paris earlier this month. Philippe chartered a private aircraft at a cost of 350,000 euros ($415,000) to bring him and a delegation back from Tokyo earlier this month when a French military transport was flying essentially the same route at roughly the same time.

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